Caribbean Report: 14-02-1991

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Caribbean Report: 14-02-1991

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Title: Caribbean Report: 14-02-1991
Author: Whitehore, Pat (anchor); Robinson, A. N. R. ǂq (Arthur Napoleon Raymond), ǂd 1926- (interviewee); Crosskill, Hugh (interviewee); Fluellen, Kathy (interviewee); Cooper, Mark (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00 - 0:37)
2. Amidst criticisms about the war in the Gulf and the reported causalities, Trinidad and Tobago is concerned about the truthfulness of the reports. Mr. A.N.R. Robinson , Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago believes that CARICOM’s decision to support the war was under the umbrella of the United Nations and it is a critical time for the feasibility of having a world order. He speaks to Hugh Croskill about the issues surrounding CARICOM’s decision to support the war (00:38 - 06:01)
3. Black Americans in the United States are protesting as they say that the war in the Gulf is unacceptable and they do not wish to participate in the killings. They claim that persons are being forced to join the military forces and they call on President Bush to end the war. They claim that 30% of the forces in Operation Desert Storm are from the African community although 7% of the United States population are African Americans. They have criticized the Baghdad bombings and believe that there is need to ascertain the civilian loss of life in this war (06:02 - 08:38)
4. Cuban President, Fidel Castro is said to be grooming Roberto Robaina, the Head of the Communist Youth, as his successor. Mr. Robaina is being viewed as the rising political star in Cuba and and the Number 2 man of the island. Journalist Mark Cooper, has published an article where he looks at the rise of Roberto Robinha and his relationship with Fidel Castro (08:39 - 14:57)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/12652
Date: 1991-02-14


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